Recently, NYC Admisions Solutions, the organization focused on guiding families through the high school admissions process, invited BASIS Independent Brooklyn to guest-blog on the topic of school choice and how to "know" which school is the right fit for your student.

7th_ENGLISHWhether families are looking for the best independent or private school in New York City, or just Brooklyn, school choice is at the forefront of many families' collective minds - and is a conversation we enjoy participating in.

Read below for a snippet of our conversation on school choice in New York City:

"...Of course students should enjoy high school for what it is and be sure to stop and smell the roses. But being goal-oriented from the onset with your middle-schooler can help your child and your entire family really clarify priorities of what will lead to the right high school decision.

One of my colleagues with a college-bound student asked a Princeton University representative on a tour of the campus a simple question: if you had to boil down what you’re looking for in an applicant to one thing, what would it be? The representative responded, “Rigor.”

Regardless of educational philosophy, the best high school for your child should offer just this: rigor. What is considered rigorous is highly individual, so spend some family time thinking about what rigor means to you. The ideal setting should offer your child boundless opportunities to grow and develop as a person and as a scholar."

To read the entire post, visit the NYC Admissions Solutions blog, and be sure to subscribe to receive updates.

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